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can be summed up in two words, government unions. unions use their power to press government to put their interests first. in contract negotiations unions always insist on seniority-based layouts and this gives guaranteed job security to senior members. but it also means the school districts are forced to lay off the new hires first even if those teachers are star performers. parents object but the unions have decided they can accept that. the unions also want understandably bear generation retirement benefits for their members. in michigan 27% of school districts budgets provide pensions and health benefits and it's not hard to see what. is a state can retire after 25 years on the job and collect full benefits i have a lot of teachers retire in their late 40s or early 50's. but if you care about getting dollar spent on the classroom that is a bit of a problem in the state facing a tremendous budget crunch like michigan is but when the legislature propose raising the minimum retirement age not to 65 social security h.b. 260 the michigan education association used their political clo
. >> this week on bloomberg government's "capitol gains," it is the national security fight america may be losing, cyber tax poses a clear and present danger, but congress cannot agree on how to bolster the digital defenses. we'll talk about the implications for business. former cia director. michael hays. it was hailed as the biggest overhaul of wall street rules begins the great depression. more than two years later, dangers remain. we'll have an exclusive bloomberg government analysis where the law really stands. >>> and meet the woman leading the defense industry's battle to block sweeping automatic budget cuts. you need to know marianne blake. >> peter: i'm peter cook. welcome to capitol gains, stay with us for the next half hour. bloomberg government focused on the government impact of businesses and the economy. its exclusive research and analysis you cannot find anywhere else. this week, the debate over what needs to be done to bolster the country's defenses against cyber attack. this week, wells fargo found their banks under attack. the suspect iran. they deny it. but repub
is the cover of a new book coming out august 2012, "seven principles of good government: liberty, people and politics." it's written by former new mexico governor, gary johnson. and he is also the libertarian party nominee for president in 2012. governor john said, when and why did you leave the republican party and become a libertarian? >> you know, i've probably been a libertarian my entire life. this is just kind of coming out of the closet. i don't think i am unlike most americans. i think there's a lot more americans in this country that declare themselves libertarians as opposed to voting libertarian. so the picture and trying to make right now is vote libertarian with me this one time. give me a shot at changing things. and if it does somewhere, you can always return to tyranny and i'm going to argue that so so we have right now. >> what are the seven principles of good government you read about? >> one as being reality-based. just find out what his wife, base your decision inactions i'm not. make sure everybody that knows -- that should know what you're doing, knows what you're d
free markets are moral and big government isn't." we are at freedom-fest in las vegas. mr. steve forbes, why is it that free markets are more government enabled. what is an example of that. >> guest: obviously, functions of government have been big government. but the terms of big government not being moral is the opposite of what it does. it ends up creating the environment where we have less ability to get ahead, it creates dependency, it plays crony capitalism, which hurts career entrepreneurship and opportunity. all the government and what it says it does, helps the poor, make sure that markets on the right direction, they actually do the opposite. they are short-term oriented to the next election. they have their own agenda. they don't respond to the marketplace the way a business should. they have their own agenda in terms of those special interest groups and the like. the bigger they get from them were hardly due to the economy and the less chance that they have to improve your lot in life, as abraham lincoln put it. >> host: is reality a part of capitalism to smack it is the bas
, he tries to get up, up, up. when i went to work for ibm 30-odd years ago, the government didn't teach me how computers work. bem caught me. rockefeller's oil company taught people how to drill for oil and gas and the third thing that strikes me that's not going to work. he wants to double manufacturing jobs, increase manufacturing jobs, that's fine, but why does the manufacturing get the benefit of government largest, why not the financial sector, oil and gas, all of this stuff drives the debt sky high and we know that the government can't spend money efficiently, it's just wrong. >> and jonas, there are also some tax hikes here, and wouldn't that do something to decrease the deficit? >> yes, it's the only specific tax increase that-- of both candidates and if you would close the deficit and turn some of the tacks to the higher levels, and the revenues for the government, revenue enhancement. however, to cost patriotism to say a small fraction of the country will have an extra tax burden, everybody has to pay more taxes, in fact, if you combine the tax proposals of mitt romney and pre
. this is an example of us doubling down on failure when the government gets into things, a lot of time, it messes them up in the impact example is freddy and fannie and the entire economic mess we're in which was created by the government deciding to get involved in home mortgages. how many more things do we want to injecthe government in. they're the ones driving this cost. >> our next question will come from bill milr and go to jonathan dine. >> the u.s. postal svice is very important to most of the people in this room today. it is now trying to go into a program that would compete and be unfair to newspapers. in many cases, newspapers the largest customer for the post office in the community. what i like to know is, what is your position on this issue and the other issues of closing rural post offices and iminating saturday livery. what's your position on this? what would do you in the senate to help rural newspapers and community newspapers that depend on the ptal service? >> like many of the things run by the government, the postal office is one of them that's very inefficient. i have a friend wh
temporary. when the government does, it's taking our resources and playing politics with it. it's about trade barrier, stealing our intellectual property rights, what both candidates should be focused on, not this thing about who invests more in china. >> david: if it's private money, may it go where it will. private investors are free to do with their money, but not my money, not my tax dollars. >> i have no allergic relax to governor romney investing in china, if that's what he wants to do. the issue is he makes these investments, goes out on the campaign trail, trashes china, tells us these things he's going to get tough about, when we know he's never going to do any of it. >> david: how do we know any of it, by the way? >> we don't know it, but i'm pretty darn sure. here's the most interesting part, when he finally releases his tax return, we see he quickly sold off the investment he had because he looked guilty. that's kind of silly, isn't it? like the kid getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar. if you feel okay about, don't sell it off because you're running for president.
, university of maryland -- north carolina i debated former vermont governor about the role of government. i hope i convince them but i don't know. when everything it is important we have an open debate. and traditionally that is what universities were supposed to be about. open debate. but college campuses often are not. two reasons. some have speech codes of what you cannot say. some are so liberal libertarians and conservatives are ostracized if they speak up. you had a student here? >> 2010. and robert studies free-speech and is with fire the foundation for individual rights and education. hadley, you were not very political. what happened? >> i have opinions but struggled what i believe, when to speak up, and when to be quiet. john: the because of friends ? >> there were a variety of students that were very mature but others who could be loudmouth that overshadows the culture with a small group to make a lot of noise it can be intimidating. congressmen tom 10 credo was invited but the speech never happened. john: he has positions on immigration that you disagree. i am not in alignment w
small businesses. we need to make sure that small businesses, when we are taking a risk, that government is not going to pull the rug out from under them. talk to a manufacturer. talk to somebody that was just hanging on, hoping they don't have the lay-off, the next round of people. what do they see? regulation after regulation after regulation coming from washington. they have no idea what it is going to cost them. they are worried about going forward because of all these second thoughts, then they see a president passing a tax rate on small businesses above 40%. that one tax only pays for 8% of his proposed deficit spending. so this idea, look, overseas, which where i come from means lake superior. we both live near canada, right? the canadians have this figured out. the canadians lowered their taxes to 15%. president obama wants to tax our successful small businesses to go above 40%? when we tax our job creators at much higher tax rates than our foreign competitors tax theirs, they win, we lose. we have to get right with the idea that our jobs come from successful small businesses. we
. this week, clashes between protesters and spain as the government sets out its austerity budget for 2013. the country is now ungovernable? we look at florida, a crucial swing state in the upcoming election. david cameron reaffirms its commitment to sending 0.7% of gdp and foreign aid. can western countries afford to be so generous? and juliette binoche has returned to the london stage after 12 years. >> you can say any age because it is about passion and love. who you are. hello. a budget for a crisis to get us out of the crisis was the way the deputy prime minister described her government's actions. 40 billion euros worth of cuts by her government was met with the stress from the spanish peseta since all the european commission -- what nobody knows is whether the markets will be pacified. >> of spain has been bracing for this day, counting down to what they knew was going to be painful. tv stations have been cobbling little else for weeks. their viewers were shocked as the intensity of spanish streets as thousands of frustrated young people had to be a lot away from the vicinity of the
number of state governments are doing it to get high achieving kids into college sooner. should all states do it to bring taxpayer costs lower? hello, everybody. welcome to "cashin' in." this week we have jonathan, tracy, todd, jim is here, and joining us this week we have sally cohen. welcome to all of you. jim, i'll start with you. why do you like this two-year plan for high school kids? what do you like about it? >> everybody pays taxes, whether they own a home or not, whether they have children or not, everybody pays for education, and every year they get worse education and it costs more. we've dumbed down our school program to rush kids through the system. why not do it the other way? why not had let the achieving kids rush through the system and get away from this burgeoning ed accuracy? beyond that, we're spending money on things that aren't being productive for our economy. let these achieving students, send them the message that if you achieve you will be rewarded. the idea we're going to get any of this taxpayer money back is kind of a mirage. taxpayers never get any mone
by the government they don't trust the government and we need less of the head butting and yes the city needs money but we can't do it on the backs of small business and the threats to residents and i completely oppose the meters on sundays and late nights. >> mr. crowley. >> in district seven i think it's necessary to dismiss this idea all together and let's not forget the holidays and they hit them as well. a one size approach doesn't fit this and i suggest the parking lots at the ball field and we do dynamic pricing and that is one solution that is dense and know they're going to pay for parking and looking for solutions to fit their car in for free. only in areas where there is the retail wrap that should happen but in district seven it's a disincentive for the merchants. >> we are good at shooting the goose and in the foot and muni says we have a deficit let's gouge the drivers. are you going to drive anywhere? no. you're going somewhere else and where is that revenue that we need? and by the way give free passes to youth and expand it from there, so we gill the gooses and shoot the drive
of government and perhaps most important, all the think tanks, all those apparatuses sicko amount shaping how we think about the problems of the world, wickets in the media and newspaper. so that is how we'll normalize. the great fear of george lookout years ago called for shaping of common sense or what becomes the commonsense notion is that a neutral matter. it doesn't just flow out of the air. a lot of time and effort is spent by people who run the society to shape the common sense notion. and so i think we have a politics that has adjusted to our economic system as he should have expected it to do all along. those folks will not permit as much as they can, they are not going to permit the political system to undo the results of economic system with which they are quite pleased. as long as that happens, you, i am the american people in general going to confront a political system very nicely articulated to oscillate between two parties were differences, but whose differences are not about the basic economic system and neither has the slightest interest in debating that, let alone fundamentall
health care, the role of government and governing. procedure, each candidate gets two minutes to respond to a question posed by jim lara. time remaining is given to freewheeling discussion of segments. risk factor, dangerous, sometimes lethal. ♪ [music] ♪ >> are you better off than you were four years ago? is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? is america as respected throughout the world as it was? do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as we were four years ago? if you answer all of those questions yes, why then i think your choice is obvious as to who you'll vote for. if you don't agree, if you don't think that this course that we've been on for the last four years is what you would like to see us follow for the next four, then i could suggest another choice that you have. >> jimmy jimmy carter practical gagging. question, who will win the debate on tuesday? can romney pull a reagan? pat bu cannen? >> that's exactly what he's going t
, the 80s, this whole egalitarian policy that you got to cut down. the government monopoly incent incentivizes kids stay. let gifted kids move on and save taxpayers money in the process. >> todd, wouldn't you rather have kids, smart enough, willing enough to get out in two years, you would keep programs like gym, home economics, programs they've talked about cutting. this is a way to save those classes perhaps. >> maybe, but you're assuming that you'll have so many kids in this accelerated program. look, it's not a linear number. in other words, you just don't say in two years this is it and they're done. you'll have a big percentage of kids that still have to be there for four years. it's a revolving number. plus, you'll have some that are held back. what do you do with all the kids out of school already? you don't even have the jobs that are there for them already. look, you'll see property taxes go through the roof because the counties will have to hire more people to baby-sit all the kids that you just graduated. >> the thinking is they would go off to college, even if it was
, the investment and the government. the only reason thing that has grown on a rapid rate is the government. the government gets their revenues through taxation or borrowing money. the problem is the regulations are hurting small businesses. 2/3 of all jobs are created by small business which are considered -- chapter s corporations and less than $250,000 killing all of the regulations and kill the incentive. the government doesn't produce anything. it's the private sector that produces the wealth and the opportunity. get the government off the back through regulations and taxation and you will see the city once again be vibrant. i'm telling you it's taxation and regulations. i have two successful businesses. i would not open another one in san francisco. i would not. >> thank you. mr. yee. >> here's the four things i would do to create jobs. number one, help the small businesses with a one stot shop approach. ocean avenue had a fire. nine businesses had a fire and the mayor came and if he could do that one time we could do that all the time and number two give taxing incentives
goodness. look at these people. they are so good that our government is putting them in this harder situation. they are rewarded for excellence, and their work is helping people less fortunate. that is not what is happening in united states. >> we can learn? >> we can learn. >> thank you. >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the rotandaro family trust. >> having heard so much about finland's successes in public education, i had a chance to sit and talk with tapio kosunen from the ministry of education in finland. why is education and finland -- wise education in finland so successful? what is the real answer? >> it is very much appreciated. >> appreciated? by the general public? >> by the general public and as a means to have a decent life. >> so, you are not so much concerned, i gather if i am hearing you correctly, not so much with scores and statistics, but more as a total human
[inaudible] i hope one day we have the courage to elected government. look at what has happened in the region. you know, we spoke about the arab spring. it is a beautiful world, [inaudible] it is not romantic, the arab spring. the islamic forces are gaining power. nobody knows what will happen after bashar al-assad will get out of syria eventually. we have to be very careful. regarding the settlement, there is a gap between what people think about the settlement, i call it the jewish communities and reality. you can tell me, what is the actual percentage of settlement -- of jewish homes occupying land in [inaudible name]. building settlements -- jewish underground homes occupying the land? >> 3%. >> it is 3%. i wish it was 50 or 90 or 100%. that is not the case. most of it is vacant. the idea of the jews cannot believe this. i do not accept it. today in israel, we have all the israelis, 20%, where i live, though, like i ago, nobody can tell us if we do not live there, you have to move out. i think we need to get to the idea that it is not about the settlement, it is much deeper than that. [in
are not equal responsibility for our system. they at least take a stab at governing, even if results are mediocre at best. the republicans by contrast what confrontation never compromise, issues rather than build and gridlock over functioning government. their behavior caused standard & poor's to downgrade the nations credit rating last year and that caused me to write a book as a warning. this is enacted legislation 87 times doing the debt limit after world war ii, but last year it was different. republicans wanted to hold arbor day adtran credit rating hostage to the government accountability office found later that just the transaction cost for the gop's little stunned cost the taxpayers, due, at least $1.3 billion. my warning is that you cannot repeat, cannot delegate governance of the world's largest economic and military power to a cultlike political party that thinks up on the spur certificate, muslim subversion of the government and death panels are serious issues. of course by no means all republicans are like that, but increasing numbers are becoming unhinged. there are thr
of their government or the legislative branch can say that, you know, if we get such and such would it pass muster and we say yes or no and if the answer is no they go back and redo it and bring it back again and it works that way. our core to very early on established it wouldn't wish you advisory opinions that there had to be an actual case or controversy and adverse dealing between two or more parties before the court would take up the case and that is quite important in terms of how it developed in the relationship between the branches, the judicial review, the ability of the court to examine an act of congress and strike it down. we take for granted. the modern court has done that with and of course was asked to do it this spring in the health care case. john marshall famously declared that is what the power and the duty of the court to say what will law is and that was an expression of his understanding that the power of the judicial review is inherent in our constitutional system and that wasn't self-evident at all. so that is the power of jurisdiction, limits on jurisdiction that somebody
going to be demand to be paid, but reach the point where the foreign governments will demand exorbitant amounts to lend to us, i'm sorry to say, there's not enough to be done, we're going to have to raise taxes, and we're going to have to do it. >> why start with something that will prevent you from cutting. >> it's not going to be-- >> with all due respect, ben, the history of this country the last 20 years, or 30 years, trying to do deficit reduction is raising taxes and not doing the cutting on the other end. why don't we try a different approach? why don't we try an approach and cut stuff and then maybe raise, at thats later? >> we can't cut. we can't cut. we can't cut. >> then we're might as well as go down in flames if we can't cut. >> raise taxes. >> neil: charles, one of the interesting things this week, the 47% romney thing and i go back and forth no matter who's nose got out of joint as a result of the comments picked up at a fundraiser. the 47% should stagger you, how we get 47% don't pay taxes. i take nothing away from those on social security, retirement. for whatever reaso
in prague are protesting against the government ban. they can no longer sell expensive drinks to tourists -- only beer and wine. no one is happy. >> czechs are angry, really mad. drinking spirits is a national pastime. what do you expect. >> but over 20 people have died. the government had to do something. >> everybody suffers just because a couple of people made a mistake. spirits, and now 10 million people have to suffer. >> the government is introducing new requirements for seals and proofs of origin. only bottles with approve labels will be allowed for sale and export, but many think moonshiner's will just take the new labels, and the new rules come too late for vladimir. doctors say he will never see again. >> spain's regions were once the symbol of democratic progress. for a long time, the regions are prospering and all was well in spain, but that changed dramatically when the financial crisis hit. now, many regions are on the verge of bankruptcy. today, the number of spaniards who can afford it beach is dropping, so it has rediscovered an old idea. >> for millions of years, this li
elections in this country. the reason we have bad government in the country is because we have bad elections. what i mean by that is we don't talk about the important issue. one thing that both sides could agree on today is the pace of deficit reduction. they may go about it different ways but we need to bring the deficit down gradually. right now we are facing the fiscal cliff. nothing will be resolved before november. i believe political forces after the november election will push both sides to a compromise. the one tax that will come down is the uncertainty tax. the uncertainty of washington politics will be positive for the u.s. economy. >> that's true. companies have been in lockdown mode. they don't want to make a decision with uncertainty out there. >> it is infuriating. >> it is. >> watching washington not understand the incredible drag they put on the u.s. economy by not making a decision. american business is very good at makes money if they tell you the rules of the game. it is like you are playing the first half of the game but you don't know the rules the second half. what does
the judicial branch is not under the power of the government, of the administration. they have their own laws, and that's what they follow. and we have no interference in that. and the government has paved the way for the highest form of freedom for all people, and you see that comfortably people criticize, people sometimes trespass the borderlines of proper protest, and they insult one another. as a president, i'm in the middle of the people of iran without drawing any borders, without drawing any red lines, and we converse. >> right. but, i mean, this isn't just any protester. i mean, this could be your daughter in the future. she's a daughter of your predecessor. it's a fairly significant moment that she's been imprisoned. do you feel uncomfortable that this lady is in jail? >> translator: let's separate the two topics. the fact whether i'm happy at anyone going to prison? no, never. never. no one should go to prison. but also keep in mind that in any country everyone must be treated equally under the laws. no one must have -- must receive special treatment because of having been a part of
negotiate it now and these few remaining weeks before christmas, or we have see the government shut down. i think therwill be a little chicken game playing at the end of the year. what most people in washington likely think will happen is they'll negotiate some way to say here's a broad framework for what both sides want. let's work it out next year. >> sheila behr, i think americans are excited about the future. i'm glad people are feeling a little bit better about it, we all are. what has to happen so that a year if now we're not talking about the 9% versus the 1% and that there is some sense that banks are finally helping america move forward. >> it is your influence policies that jam the lens. the person they can get by lending into a still uncertain economy has. they can take their cheap money, reinvest it overseas, so i don't think the zero interest rate policies, i know they're designed to be doing just the opposite. also, congress needs to get its act together with the president and this administration. there needs to be, certainlily with the real economy, it was the game plan on pr
in the federal government. a senior official in the federal government spending millions of dollars of taxpayers money and you're a mistake, was ticket. i would say, lookat all 3 of us, decide who you think will do job, pick that person in november, because believe me, said before, the party is over f clean-up crew. we do o have change and people that don't take responsibility for anything when it happens on their watch and people in charge time. >> time is u more later. >> governor clinton, you have one minute. >> ross gave a good answer, but i havrespond to mr. bush. you have questioned my patriotism. you even brought some right wing person to attack me how ing to russia when over 60,000 americans did. i honored your service world war ii and mr. rot's honoring in the military. but, when joe mccarthy went around this country attacking people'spawas wro. he was wrong. the sen tore from connecticut stood up to him. you were wrong to attack my patriotism. i was opposed to the war and i love my country. we need a country to bring this country together. i want to lead a unified untry. >> all right.
protect its in my pocket. this is the government basically being a moderate. they get to do it legally and there is not all lot you can do to stop them. lori: remind me what tax reform should look like. >> we ought to be taxing consumption instead of productivity. the things that make an economy strong our work, savings, investment. those are things that make us stronger. we penalize the very things that are productive. we ought to be rewarding people are working and saving and investing because they're helping the economy to grow. that is why i am a fairfax -- fair tax supporter which would create a very different model. it is changing the foundation. lori: at the end of the day you need economic growth to be supportive of tax rates, and we are just come as you said, flat line at 1%. a revision, a downward revision. you know, hell are we going to get the overall growth rate higher? do we have to wait? obviously the election is so near, but are we just putting too much hope on to washington right now and not enough on good old fashion innovation and ingenuity? >> ingenuity and in this
. what we need to do as the government and the transportation agency is make sure there are good choices available to people in terms of how they get around san francisco. we want people to feel like they don't need to get in their car, they don't want to get in their car, maybe like supervisor chiu and i, they don't own a car because there are other good options for them to get around san francisco and there are ways they can get around that aren't going to clog our streets with traffic or fill our air with pollution, and i think scoot represents just one of those options and we're very happy to welcome them to san francisco, we're happy to do our small part in facilitating their launch here, i want to thank our director of off street parking manages all the mta parking garages and lots, we want to be through the management of those lots supportive of better ways to move around san francisco, cleaner ways to move around san francisco, so congratulations on your public launch, i look forward to seeing these red vehicles scooting around our streets safely and efficiently. thanks. [applaus
government and it's our open government that you the voters have voted for so for four months the board is doing whatever they want to do, and there is no process for a check and balance, and that cannot go on while they make back room deals. they strategize and leave and go to other appointments that they are elected to, so with corruption here at city hall and we must face it. we must deal with it. >> thank you. mr. lagos. >> yes thank you cheryl. the number one issue for me is major land use development and affordable housing. i think they're codependent issues. the reason why i say this is because we have had a policy in the city for the last 40 or 50 years of transforming a lot of the working class, middle class neighborhoods into basically upper middle class, upper class neighborhoods and in my opinion it's destroying our city and there needs to be a stop put to it, and so that's what i see as the major problem here and the major issue which i would tackle if i were elected in november. >> all right thank you sir. mr. rogers. >> yes. i think the most important thing that cou
in that stag nato bama economy more people are dependent on government. >> despite being down in most polls ryan said the gop ticket will eventually win over voters who are frustrated by a stagnant economy. >> given that we are going to win this. >> reporter: and romney has a lot to gain from a debate says cathleen hall jameison. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that, in effect, wins the first debate. >> reporter: romney las been studying for the debates since june, the last month he has even been traveling with his obama stand-in, ohio senator rob portman who has joined him on his plane and campaign bus. the obama campaign contends romney has prepared more than any candidate in recent history. >> he's been a good debater in the past. he's very prepared. he's got all these clever zingers and lines in his pocket some we understand he will probably have a good night on wednesday. >> reporter: obama campaign observations have been trying to convince us for we
, are they not encouraging some of the violence in order to put pressure on these new fragile governments to become hard line themselves? >> absolutely, absolutely. these countries are democracies, and hopefully democracies. there's a vacuum of power and a vacuum of authority in many of these societies. so extremists are taking advantage of this vacuum and power and authority. unfortunately they don't want to see a free democratic libya or egypt or tunisia or pakistan. they want an extremist vision for their societies. we have to stand on the side of the majority to ensure that we marginaze the extremists in those societies and also the extremists who put the film together and promoted the film as well. >> i notice that your organization in the statement really did call on the muslim community to also examine the role of extremism within the muslim community, and that's a theme that president obama talked about this week as well in the u.n. speech where he was a little more forthright than he has been in the past in calling on nations to -- and leaders of nations to deal with extremism in their midst. >> tha
in the last year and a half. this weekend a major new battle began between the government and rebel forces in a key city. nbc's ann curry was inside syria this weekend and is along the border with turkey tonight. >> reporter: lester, good evening, the war in syria has taken a dramatic turn as rebels has launched a massive talk on multiple fronts. just 40 miles from the tur,ish border. this weekend as fighting raged a large part of the treasured marketplace, a world heritage site that dates back to the 14th century was burned to ashes. the army says if they can take the city, they will strike a critical blow to the regime in a war that has killed as many as 30,000 people so far. our news team traveled inside syria this weekend and a rebel commander told us he is frustrated by the power of government warplanes. he told us if the world enforced a no fly zone or gave the free syrian anti-aircraft weapons, this war would be over in two days. many fear this war could become a wider conflict, as many as 700,000 refugees could flee syria by the end of this year. >> ann curry on the syrian boarder.
over the years. there's two main categories they have. one is how to reduce the size of government, and the other half of it is this model legislation that's in the corporate good. in other words, there's a profit driven legislation. how can you open up a new market? how can you privatize something that can open up a market for a company? and between those two divisions you are kind of getting to the same end goal which is really kind of ultimate privatization of everything. >> mark pocan is something of an expert on alec. in fact, to learn as much about it as he could, he became a member. >> what i realized is if you join alec for a mere hundred dollars as a legislator you have the full access like any corporate member. >> he also took himself to an alec conference for a first-hand look. >> hi, i'm state representative mark pocan. welcome to my video blog. i'm outside the marriott on canal street in new orleans at the alec convention, american legislative exchange council. that was where you watch the interaction of a room full of lobbyists-free drinks, free cigars, wining, dining
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